I think the idea is great and I will probably end up using the service but that video was so hysterically cheesy.
*pushing in* ....."there we go."
I dropped out of school because the film program was lame and the first 2 years were spent wasting my time (and money) in general education classes (that were equal in lame-ness).
First thing I did after I dropped out was start crashing sets with intent on PA'ing.
"Hi, I'm young and capable and here to work for free. I just want experience and education."
I got a bunch of jobs this way, some that were paid. From there I AC'd and even 2nd AD'd.
From this I got something called "real world experience" which is 10,000x more valuable than anything I could get in a classroom.
That experience, combined with my adolescent exploration of of filmmaking techniques and the internet, has allowed me to accomplish some great things. I now work at a filmmaking accessories company that allows me access to a plethora of gear and information that will only help further my education.
There is nothing film school can offer you that the real world can't. There's a ton the real world can offer you that school can't. Either way you need an education. How you get it is up to you.
As far as connections go, you'd be surprised how many other PA's are aspiring filmmakers. Hint: all of them.
Bonus: they're just as hungry as you.
what brand of EOS to NX mount was used?